Wrestling; Germany, 1898

 

The grown-up version of Fingerhakeln

The grown-up version of Fingerhakeln

Alpine wrestling in Germany…

Schwingen today is considered the national pastime of Switzerland. This postcard shows that it was not unknown in southern Germany at the end of the 19th century.

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One response to “Wrestling; Germany, 1898

  1. Dear Mr. Amberger,

    this looks exaclty like that what we in Salzburg and Southern Bavaria call “Ranggeln” (comp. to http://www.hochkoenig.at/static/cms/test/hundstein.jpg ) which is – as you can see here http://www.ringen-weilheim.de/images/ranggeln082.jpg – not only for grown ups ;-)

    Best regards,
    M.R.

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